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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

When I read a memoir, I suppose I expect some wisdom, some reason for the memoir's being other than to give an accounting of a life. With The Glass Castle I get no sense of purpose other than ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

When I read a memoir, I suppose I expect some wisdom, some reason for the memoir's being other than to give an accounting of a life. With The Glass Castle I get no sense of purpose other than ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

When I read a memoir, I suppose I expect some wisdom, some reason for the memoir's being other than to give an accounting of a life. With The Glass Castle I get no sense of purpose other than ... Read full review

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

There are two main reasons I doubt I'll ever write a memoir of my childhood. First, I would be afraid of what my mom would say if I aired our dirty laundry. And second, I hesitate to put into print ... Read full review

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User Review  - olongbourn - LibraryThing

No fault to find with the story-telling, author is a fine writer... Small Spoiler Alert: this nonfiction story tells of parents who should have never had off-spring (they were self-centered and hands ... Read full review

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User Review  - flippinpages - LibraryThing

Did I enjoy this? Yes I did. I also think the author took her childhood and wrote a good fictionalized memoir around it. Not buying this as 100% nonfiction. Read full review

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User Review  - SandSing7 - LibraryThing

"Inauthentic" was all I kept thinking as I listened to Jeannette Walls prattle on about her nomadic childhood. All these "unique" experiences, and she managed to make them sound conventional ... Read full review

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I can't say this wasn't a good read, because it was. Ms Walls paints a vivid portrait of her life growing up in a household devoid of responsible adult care.
But there reached a point in the book
where I wanted to scream, "Didn't anything good EVER happen in your entire childhood?" It seemed as though her entire childhood was spent going from crisis to crisis to crisis, with no real break. As a result, I found the book, as an entity, to be less than believable. 

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User Review  - kyragtopgirl - LibraryThing

I thought this was a very sad read. The parents were so awful, I stayed mad throughout the book. Read full review

Review: The Glass Castle

User Review  - SuzyQ - Goodreads

Quiet disturbing to read. I do not believe Ms. Walls is telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth regarding her relationship with her father. It is most like a daughter of an alcholic and ... Read full review


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